Basetsana Julia “Bassie” Kumalo is a celebrated South African media personality whose illustrious career is capped with accolades. She has been gracing screens for over a decade and has quickly become one of Mzansi’s finest.
However, of interest is that her thrust into the limelight came in the backdrop of her crowning as Miss and Miss Black South Africa at the age of 16 in 1990. Four years later, she has crowned Miss South Africa and first runner-up in Miss World. Since then, she has established herself as a celebrated businesswoman and philanthropist.
Kumalo was born and bred in Soweto. However, her family was hit by serious financial woes at some point, which birthed her entrepreneurial skills. To keep afloat, she started selling sandwiches at soccer matches every weekend.
Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo
Before and during her reign as Miss South Africa, she dated celebrated boxer Dingaan Thobela. Despite being picture-perfect, their fairytale love story went south, and the two called it quits. However, years later, she found love in the arms of Romeo Kumalo. Since then, the two have been serving goals, and their lavish life leaves much desired.
A touch of perfection: A look at Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo R25 million Saddlebrook, Midrand mansion
The two boasts around with an R25 million mansion in Saddlebrook, Midrand. The house has two dining areas and five lounges. The house has modern architecture. It boasts two monumental staircases that lead one to the upstairs.
A look at Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo R25 million Saddlebrook, Midrand mansion – Source: Instagram
It is fully furnished with modern designer furniture. No doubt one can lose count when it comes to rooms, but it’s a paradise. It has a huge balcony that allows the family to have some of their light exercises there.
The house has several chandeliers that give it a glow. Its master bedroom is everyone’s dream and a touch of perfection and class. The mansion also boasts around with its scenery thanks to the infinity pools that greet everyone from the driveway to the estate. Its backyard is too big and many have jokingly assumed that they can have several cluster houses in their backyard.
However, despite being private, Basetsana Kumalo has often shared pictures and videos of her mansion on social media platforms. In the mix of things, Mzansi has been trying to connect the dots regarding her net worth.
Rumour mill has it that the bubbly personality is arguably richer than we all thought. Unconfirmed reports have it that she has an estimated net worth of R370 million. However, this can be credited to her several streams of income and image that have seen her securing the bag through multi-million deals from broadcasting to advertising with big brands.